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A Typographic Tour Through Guatemala City

A British designer scouts crumbling buildings for beautiful lettering. British designer Richard Heap recently moved to Guatemala City with his wife to work at Studio Domus. Inspired by the city's vintage signs, he began photographing...Show More Summary

Nendo Invents An Umbrella Cover That's Impossible To Lose

It comes with a built-in cover that tucks into the handle when not in use. Umbrella covers are the easiest piece of rain gear to lose. When it comes time to actually use your umbrella, inevitably that tube of fabric ends up discarded, lost in the rush to throw up your shield against the onslaught of water falling from the sky. Read Full Story

Global Maps That Forget New Zealand Exists

It's not a Flight of the Conchords spoof. Map makers frequently forget to add New Zealand. At the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, New Zealand's prime minister John Key took photos with the most powerful leaders around the globe...in front of a world map on which New Zealand didn't even exist. Read Full Story

Modern Hieroglyphics That Only Speak The Language Of Burgers

Guess that makes me bilingual. Imagine if every word in our written language was somehow related to the preparation and consumption of hamburgers. No vowels. No consonants. No regional dialects or accent marks. Just a series of icons that speak the universal language of charred ground beef on a bun. Read Full Story

Glow-In-The-Dark Bikes And Handlebar Hunting Trophies: The Best Cycling Gear Of 2014

A gift guide to six of the best bike products of 2014 Cyclists, rejoice: Thanks to inventions like glow-in-the-dark bike frames and clip-on handlebar coffee holders, biking is safer, easier, and more stylish than ever. Here, six of the best products for design-snob cyclists that we came across in 2014. Read Full Story

The Perfect High-Tech Carry-On Has No Zipper At All

Now on Kickster, the Trunkster could be the best carry-on you'll ever own. Zippers are the worst part of carry-ons. They jam. They break. And if you're using a soft bag, they encourage you to overpack, which makes it nigh-impossible to quickly and easily open your bag to get something when you need it. Read Full Story

Canadian Designer Beats Nike To The Punch Making Self-Lacing Sneakers A Reality

But will people still care if they don't look like the ones in Back to the Future II? Self-lacing sneakers have been a dream ever since Marty McFly pulled on a pair of futuristic Nikes in Back to the Future II, but they've never come to market despite the promises of Nike design guru Tinker Hatfield. Show More Summary

6 Questions For Opening Ceremony, The Hottest Fashion Label To Take On Tech

Opening Ceremony and Intel have unveiled MICA, a glam smart bracelet. Here, OC's Humberto Leon on his inspirations and creative partnership Designed over the past year by New York-based fashion label Opening Ceremony and engineered by...Show More Summary

Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

But it's limited edition, and only available in stores now. If you find the Ikea catalog irresistible today, you should see what they were making 60 years ago: High-back Victorian seats, sleek papasan chairs, and, of course, plenty of the casually elegant midcentury modern stuff that we know so well from Mad Men. Read Full Story

Apple's "Pirates Of Silicon Valley" Flag Gets Rehoisted

Legendary graphic designer Susan Kare recreates a computer counter-culture icon. One of the most definitive and defiant pieces of counterculture art to ever come out of Silicon Valley is now available for purchase. Susan Kare—the designer...Show More Summary

New Bags Let You Carry Around A Piece Of Knoll

The renowned furniture company has just launched an elegant line of travel bags made in colorful felt. Knoll, the company founded in 1938 by legendary designer couple Florence and Hans Knoll, is renowned for its elegant modernist furniture,...Show More Summary

A Cardboard Mask That Teleports Your Eyes To Your Belly Button

Inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks and V.S. Ramachandran, this Kickstarter wants to help you see the world a little differently. In the entire body of medical literature, there has never been a recorded case of a person with a functional set of eyes in their stomach. Show More Summary

The Smartest Cities In The World

These cities that are doing the best at embracing the future are focusing on improving technology, equality, sharing, civic participation, and more. Over the past several years, the idea of the being "smart" has emerged as a key mechanism for cities to find innovative solutions to the challenges that they are facing. Show More Summary

The One Holiday Card You Can Use Year-Round

Useful for all the regular holidays, and any you want to make up. Pop Chart Labs, who do a lot of cool things, are selling a $5 card for the holiday season in the form of a chart. Read Full Story

How A Screen-Printing, Activist Nun Ended Up As Today's Google Doodle

A cultural omnivore ahead of her time. Today's Google Doodle honors what would have been the 96th birthday of artist and designer Corita Kent. Born in Iowa, Kent became a nun after finishing high school in 1936, joining the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Show More Summary

The Adobe Moleskine Can Beam Your Sketches To Photoshop

The catch? You'll need to take a photo with your phone to do it. Let me guess. You've learned how to make a living wielding a mouse in Photoshop or Illustrator all day, but you still dream of sitting casually in a coffee shop, sipping lattes and sketching in Moleskines, like a beatnik with a dayjob. Read Full Story

License Plates From The 50 States, Redesigned

The State Plates Project wants to bring class back to your tags. Today's license plates seem like they're in a contest to cram as much gross design and dumb patriotism onto a 6-inch-by-12-inch metal plate as possible. But the license plates of yore? They had class. Show More Summary

Stanley Kubrick Loved The Color Red [Supercut]

REDRUM. REDRUM. In The Shining, which has one of the most chilling and memorable scenes from any horror film ever made, waves of blood gush from the elevators of the Overlook Hotel. It's perhaps Stanley Kubrick's most dramatic and disturbing use of red, the color most strongly associated with danger, passion, and REDRUM! REDRUM! Read Full Story

Watch A 5-Part Series On The History Of Video Game Graphics

This pixelated flashback takes you from Pong to Call Of Duty. Stuart Brown's five part Youtube series—where one episode is being released every day this week—takes viewers through the evolution of video game graphics, starting with the most rudimentary games of the 1970's up through today. Read Full Story

The Clever Way The Apple Watch Shapes UI Around Your Movement

The Apple Watch knows how long you're looking at your wrist, and can change what you see based upon that. Apple recently published its human interface guidelines for the upcoming Apple Watch—what's basically a rundown for how developers should design their apps to work on the platform. Read Full Story

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